Originally Published by Byrdie
By Amanda Montell
Earlier this spring, a Maryland-based hair colorist named Kashey Oh inspired thousands of double-taps on Instagram for creating a look called the "copper peach ombré melt." She told Allure: "Cool tones are overrated. Let's bring some warmth into people's hair this year." As a response to the cool, ashy blondes that have been trending over the past few years, beauty lovers and their colorists have begun craving sunnier tones (think: more strawberry, less blueberry), which is probably why Google searches for "copper hair colors" have been so sky-high lately.
A few months ago, Joico colorist Mark Mileti described copper hair to us as the sassier sister to auburn and as the brighter and bubblier sister to burgundy. It's a super-warm, rich tone that comes with a bit of a zing, like a copper penny. And as far as red hair colors go, it's one of our personal favorites.
But there isn't just one version of copper hair—there are shades that lean browner or blonder and there are even shades that are more monochrome or more dimensional. If you're thinking about warming up your hair color this summer, we know you'll find the right copper shade for you here.
To keep your copper as shiny as Isla Fisher's (whose hair is truly blinding), try a color-enhancing deep conditioner like dpHUE's Color Boosting GLOSS+ Deep Conditioning Treatment in Burnt Copper